Posted on: May 21, 2017 - 1 Comment
Since when does “just a minute” only apply to humans? We dogs say it too, except when we do, you humans get angry. You let us off the rope thing to go run around and play and then you ask us to come back at the most inconvenient of times, just when we are having the best fun – playing with other dogs or chasing small fluffies. When we don’t respond, you get mad and tell us how bad we are, but apparently you don’t understand that when we hear our name, look back at you and then continue with our game, we’re also saying “just a minute”. By the way…..how long is a minute?
Posted on: August 5, 2015 - No Comments
You will see the returns of your effort by sticking with the program for the long haul. If we want to see a change in our dog’s behavior we have to do the work, simple as that.
Posted on: April 9, 2013 - No Comments
Victoria Stilwell was featured in a live segment on Good Day New York, which aired on March 22, 2013. In the segment, Victoria discusses and demonstrates her success with using positive reinforcement to train dogs. Victoria stated, "I don’t believe you need to dominate your dog into submission, you just have to motivate your dog Read More
Posted on: April 8, 2013 - No Comments
Victoria was featured on the Joan Hamburg Show on WOR-AM in New York. She discussed her new book and why positive reinforcement is the most effective training method.
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This is a truly amazing story of how a Labrador Retriever/Husky mix saved the life of a young girl who fell in an icy river. It's a video you have to see to believe!
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Victoria was featured on WGN Radio, where she discussed her new book, "Train Your Dog Positively," as well as why positive reinforcement training works for dogs of all breeds and even for the most serious behavioral issues.
Posted on: April 5, 2013 - 21 Comments
I am horrified by this interview with a man who has made headlines by elaborately tattooing his dogs. As if one man doing this weren't disgusting enough, the worldwide attention he is garnering is only going to encourage others to do the same. This is a result of the same "macho" mentality that keeps people Read More
Posted on: April 4, 2013 - 2 Comments
Victoria will be a featured guest for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue's fundraising event, Rock Me Home Paw Jam 2013. Click here to purchase tickets. Join Victoria and other special guests at Rock Me Home Paw Jam 2013! The event will be at Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA and features live music, a cash bar, Read More
Posted on: March 28, 2013 - No Comments
Victoria Stilwell joins New York's Live From the Couch to discuss special dog training tips from her new book Train Your Dog Positively and highlighted her success with using positive reinforcement to train dogs.
Posted on: March 26, 2013 - No Comments
Victoria Stilwell joined CBS Atlanta to discuss her new book and how positive reinforcement training can work for all types of dogs and problems.
Posted on: January 2, 2012 - 4 Comments
New Year's Dog Diet Resolution: "I resolve that my dog will eat better in the new year!" Why not get on the “green dog bandwagon” and give your dog the new year’s gift that will last a lifetime? Your dog will be ecstatic about this resolution! If you're having trouble sifting through all of the Read More
Posted on: October 21, 2011 - 6 Comments
In this episode, Victoria and Holly are joined by concert pianist and Through A Dog's Ear co-founder Lisa Spector to discuss the Canine Noise Phobia Series - the groundbreaking new desensitization tool Victoria developed in partnership with Through A Dog's Ear. Also discussed: update on Kashmir's knee surgery, Victoria's trip to San Diego for the Read More
Posted on: August 19, 2011 - 58 Comments
I loved Marley and Me. The book and the movie. Made me laugh, cry, commiserate and celebrate. How about you? Well guess what: there's a new prequel out in stores now: Marley & Me: The Puppy Years went on sale this week, and I have a few copies to give away to fans who share Read More
Posted on: August 18, 2011 - 3 Comments
Victoria joined host and Positively Blogger Steve Dale on the WGN Radio's popular 'Petcast' radio show to discuss American Humane's Pet Meets Baby contest and safe dog-child handling. For more information about how to win free merchandise from Victoria in the Pet Meets Baby sweepstakes, click here. Listen to the interview: [mp3player width=250 height=50 config=fmp_jw_widget_config.xml Read More
Posted on: April 21, 2011 - 43 Comments
Since last week's episode of It’s Me or the Dog aired in the US featuring Eric and his Presa Canario Caspar, I have been inundated with people asking if Eric listened to my advice and finally had Caspar neutered. For those of you in other parts of the world who haven’t seen the episode yet, here is Read More
Posted on: April 7, 2011 - No Comments
Victoria is honored to announce that she has been named by the American Humane Association to lead a panel of expert judges for the first annual Hero Dog Awards. The Hero Dog Awards contest, underway now at www.herodogawards.org, recognizes the powerful relationship between dogs and people and celebrates the many benefits of animals and people Read More
Posted on: March 17, 2011 - 11 Comments
After falling in love with a dog that melted your heart at the local shelter or carefully selecting a puppy from the breed-specific rescue, you’re now faced with some very real challenges at home. What’s the quickest path to making your new bundle of joy a member of the family with whom it’s a joy Read More
Posted on: March 2, 2011 - 55 Comments
I love Springtime. It begins for me as soon as the dreary winter months of January and February are over. March is my favorite month not just because things feel new and fresh but because it was the month when my daughter was born. March was also the time when Sadie came into our lives and now three years later it is again the month that marks yet another big change in our household: Jasmine.
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Apparently I decided to be a veterinarian when I was only three years old after using a twig in the garden to successfully tease out a maggot from my pet tortoise Speedy's leg wound! From then on all I wanted to do was to help animals. After my first few TV appearances as a veterinarian Read More
Posted on: April 22, 2010 - 87 Comments
My dog Sadie is addicted to weed. It’s gotten so bad that we’ve had to have several interventions (which, as evidenced by the fact that there have been a few, obviously means they haven’t been entirely successful). She doesn’t necessarily admit to having a problem, but then I guess that’s to be expected. When one Read More